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ATR-BC Licensure Update

Dear interested parties:

The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation is holding a public hearing on the proposed regulation of Art Therapists, on November 19, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., at the Office of Professional Regulation, 89 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Montpelier, VT, 05620-3402. Anyone is welcome to come provide testimony.

Art Therapists seek state regulation of their profession by licensure. Pursuant to 26 V.S.A. § 3105(d), the Office of Professional Regulation is required to prepare a preliminary assessment of whether their request for regulation meets the criteria set forth in 26 V.S.A. § 3105(a).

Their application and our preliminary assessment will address whether: “(1) it can be demonstrated that the unregulated practice of the art therapists can clearly harm or endanger the health, safety, or welfare of the public, and the potential for the harm is recognizable and not remote or speculative; (2) the public can reasonably be expected to benefit from an assurance of initial and continuing professional ability; and (3) the public cannot be effectively protected by other means.” See, 26 V.S.A. Chapter 57 for a full explanation of Vermont law and policy on regulation of professions.

A copy of the Art Therapists Application for Preliminary Sunrise Review is available at the following link:

https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/sunrise-review/art-therapists.aspx

If you cannot attend and still want to provide comments on the proposed rules, you can mail your comments to my attention at the USPS address above or email: sos.arttherapists@sec.state.vt.us

Regards,

Peter Comart
Licensing Administrator

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